Willa Bassen has, in the course of her multi-faceted career in the arts, worked professionally as a composer, songwriter, vocalist, musician, engineer and producer. As owner of Studio 900, a recording studio in NYC, she worked with such luminaries as Harry Connick, Jr., Keith Richards (of the Rolling Stones), and jazz great Herbie Mann. Her band The Working Class (with Rick Finch of K.C. And The Sunshine Band) had two U.K. releases on President Records: “I’m Going Nowhere” and “Gotta Go-Go”. She co-wrote the title songs for the original movie “Hairspray” and the Nickelodeon series “Clarissa Explains It All”, as well as music and songs for the Olympics, ABC-TV sports and the AMC-TV show “Mad Men”.
Willa currently performs throughout the Tri-State area as a vocalist and keyboard player, including working with Music That Heals, an organization dedicated to performing music for seriously ill children and adults. For more information, visit lillibabs.com.
Nick Robertson is a composer, playwright, and teaching artist in New York City. He holds a BA in Dramatic Arts (Playwriting) from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in Educational Theatre(Colleges and Communities) from NYU Steinhardt School of Education. Nick is also an alum of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Songwriting Workshop Advanced Class, where he met his longtime collaborator, Willa Bassen, in 2010. As a teaching artist, he has worked in schools and after school programs across the country (Opera Santa Barbara, Kidz Theater, Brooklyn Children's Theater). For more information, please visit: www.thenickrobertson.com